Title

VIDEO: Session 1, Part 1: The History and Evolution of Public Land Law Policy: Charles Wilkinson and Patty Limerick

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-2-2010

Series

Martz Summer Conference (2nd: 2010: Boulder, Colo.)

Description

VIDEO:

8:30 a.m. Welcome: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

SESSION 1, PART 1: The History and Evolution of Public Land Law Policy

Speaker: Charles Wilkinson, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; An Historical Perspective on Public Lands Policy and 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission Report

Commentator: Patty Limerick, Professor of History and Director of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado-Boulder; Governing the Peoples' Lands: Some Thoughts on the Ideas, Events, People and Places that Created the Laws

Moderator

Mark Squillace

Streaming Media

Comments

In 1964 Congress established the Public Land Law Review Commission to review the public land laws of the United States and to determine whether revisions were necessary. The Commission was comprised of six members appointed by the President, six by the U.S. Senate and six by the U.S. House. Congressman Wayne Aspinall of Colorado served as chair. In 1970, the Commission issued its report - One Third of Our Nation's Lands. This influential report became a blueprint for much future public lands legislation including, most notably, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Forest Management Act.

As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this seminal document, it is time to reflect on the need for a new Commission and a new report to address the challenges for our public lands in the 21st century. The NRLCs 2010 Martz summer conference will offer a venue to consider this important idea.

Alternate Title

An Historical Perspective on Public Lands Policy and 1970 Public Land Law Review Commission Report